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Author Topic: Single grey on b/w photos ?  (Read 6368 times)
Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2013, 10:45:28 PM »

Hi all, hi Misos
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However I still think it has two grey camo - see difference between lighter and darker color on the rudder (just above left peak of the star), on the upper fuselage between digit 9 and rudder and on the left horizontal stabilizer between trimmer and right hinge - basically all are there where one could expect them according to the NKAP AMT11+AMT12 scheme.
Plane is just cleaned and polished so difference between two greys is not so evident on this overexposed photo taken during sunny day from this particular direction.

The number 69 is smaller than factory painted numbers, so the plane has to have been repainted over the camouflaged base. Contrast between fresh camo colors should be strong, so I think that was repainted in uniform grey, and some traces of the previous camo are unperfectly covered by the new paint.
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2013, 09:24:51 AM »

Hi Massimo,

photo was taken on the afterwar exhibition. That plane could be repainted just for purpose of that exhibition, fast and not very standard. It could explain nonstandard board number 69 and at least remnants of two grey camo on the rear fuselage and tail.
And then it could also mean that this 3-cannon La-7 had AMT11+AMT12 camo during the war.

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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2013, 11:28:43 AM »

Hi Misos,
yes, the plane was certainly camouflaged during the war. You can guess that the numbers were not black, but of standard white with blue outline (but considering the decals available, it's better to suppose that it had red outline).
About the unpublished photos of Erik, I think they could have been prints from the web, not necessarily from archives opened for him only.
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